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Legit Omega Constellation Pie Pan 168.010 2nd attempt!

  1. petercc

    petercc Apr 7, 2018

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    Hey guys,

    I know I posted regarding an Omega Constellation a few minutes ago, but I'm in contact with another seller who seems a lot more legitimate. He is offering a Constellation 168.010 for $1,200.
    This watch seems a lot more legitimate and in great condition.
    I guess I would prefer the Pie Pans that have the longer bent lugs, as they make the watch look a bit more masculine.
    But for the price, would you say this is a better alternative?
    I know this is all personal preference, but I'm guessing it would be hard to find a similar watch with the bigger lugs for as good of a price point?
    I also wanted to double check this is legitimate/a good decision before making the actual purchase.
    Let me know your thoughts!
     
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  2. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Apr 7, 2018

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    The watch looks all original to me. I think that you should be able to find a nice Ref. 167/8.005 for $1,200, but it will take awhile.

    The crown on this one has lost its plating and will be very difficult to replace as original thin crown haven’t been made for years.

    Good luck with your search.
    gatorcpa
     
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  3. petercc

    petercc Apr 7, 2018

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    Great, thank you for your help!
     
  4. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Apr 7, 2018

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    Also - is it bent? It looks like it sticks out of the case at an angle...

    @petercc - don't worry about it not looking "masculine" in comparison with the other case type. There's nothing to it.
     
  5. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Apr 7, 2018

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    Well I quite like this - but then again I am partial to a .010.
    The lugs are a little soft and it’s definitely in need of a service.

    BTW these references wear significantly larger than the dog legs -so if anything are more masculine. (If that’s anything I worry about for a dress watch)

    By chance I’m wearing mine right now.

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  6. petercc

    petercc Apr 7, 2018

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    Ahh it looks beautiful!
    And thanks for the reassurance -- it's very difficult to grasp what watches look like in real life based on closeup photos (especially if they aren't very hi res).
    I know its a hassle, but I'd really appreciate it if you could send one more photo of the watch, but a bit more farther away to show your whole forearm/hand?
    I haven't been able to find an image of this watch being worn from a distance, so it would be nice to see as reference.
    Thanks!
     
  7. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Apr 7, 2018

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    Sorry was watching the golf.
    Here you go.
    I do have very slight wrists though.

    With as near as I can get it comparison to a (dome dial ) dogleg.

    Hope this helps.

    And I wouldn’t sweat too much about replacing the crown - my .010 has a replacement and whilst not original (always a bonus) it doesn’t stand out too much and it is much easier to use than a hidden crown.
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  8. petercc

    petercc Apr 7, 2018

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    This is extremely helpful!
    Thank you!
    It's still crazy how something as small as lug shape can change the character of the watch so much.
    The short ones look pretty clean from far away -- a little more masculine, as you say, but also feels more casual compared to the doglegs. The doglegs look a bit more dressy/fancy.
    Great comparison -- thank you again for all your help!
    If all goes well, I may be joining the Constellation club very soon!
     
  9. TexOmega

    TexOmega Apr 7, 2018

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    I see lots of rotor wear.
     
  10. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Apr 7, 2018

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    The movement might not be aligned correctly in the case or the stem might be bent.
     
  11. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Apr 8, 2018

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    The case style, dial and case material all change the character of the watch.
    Most folks hanker after a pie pan but I find pie pans themselves more dressy (especially with a gold case) and I wear them far less often than my dome dials.
    Here are three .010s for comparison.
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  12. stefan

    stefan Apr 8, 2018

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    Another comparison with onyx markers


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  13. tdn-dk

    tdn-dk Apr 8, 2018

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    There are also the 168.004 that looks like the 168.010 and 35,5 mm, here some from my collection.

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  14. six-barrel

    six-barrel Apr 8, 2018

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    The 10 o'clock marker looks long and is the 11 o'clock flipped around, hard to tell with the pictures. Maybe the experts can take a look
     
  15. Noddyman

    Noddyman Apr 8, 2018

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    Well spotted, those markers do look different than the rest.
     
  16. Edward53

    Edward53 Apr 8, 2018

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    May I interrupt a moment to say, NICE! Ok back on topic now.
     
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  17. fskywalker

    fskywalker Dec 18, 2018

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    Nice model! For those of you that own it, what is the case and lug size of the 168.010 ??
     
  18. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Dec 18, 2018

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    The case size is only slightly larger than the traditional Connie at 35mm but with the lug width at 19mm and a smaller bezel (so a larger dial area on display ) these watches wear larger on the wrist.
    Hope that helps.
     
  19. DJG2645

    DJG2645 Feb 15, 2020

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    Hello thread,

    Hope you don't mind me bringing this back to life! I am about a year into my Omega vintage hobby and after tons of research recently got a Seamaster :) which I adore.

    As a keen researcher I have started to learn about Connie's and have been reading up (trying to learn different reference numbers), I have been reading about the 168.010 Domed models and read a mini essay on them that explained these were larger models at 37mm but I have also seen .010 models at 35.5mm and 36mm so wondered if there were different sizes? Or whether the 37mm measurement includes the crown... curiosity has got me :D

    Also love this thread and the pics - some beautiful watches...

    Best wishes,
    Dave
     
  20. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Feb 15, 2020

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    The 168.010 is not 37mm. They are 35,5/36mm without crown.

    The jumbo 37mm connies are the 14395, 14777 and 168.001.
     
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